Managing crop fertility in protected spaces can be difficult to navigate throughout the growing season when deciding what to apply, how much of it and when. Join Judson Reid from Cornell University and Perennia Specialist Talia Plaskett on February 9, 2023, at noon to learn about nutrient management in protected, soil-based crops. Register now to secure your virtual spot and set yourself up for a productive growing season!
Senior Extension Associate at Cornell University
Judson Reid is a Senior Extension Associate with Cornell University Cooperative Extension. In this position, he manages a series of research and education projects for greenhouse, high tunnel and field production of fresh market vegetables. Judson is involved in the evaluation of grafting on tomatoes, biological pest control, cover cropping techniques and soil nutrient management in protected agriculture. Judson has conducted educational sessions with farmers in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean, Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia on these topics. Having spent his youth on a Northern New York dairy farm, Judson earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Cornell University in agriculture.
Protected Crop Specialist with Perennia
Talia’s role at Perennia supports protected crop production across the province. She graduated from the University of Guelph in 2015 and spent the following five years working at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. She gained experience in plant pathology, breeding and production, all while working in a newly constructed hydroponic tomato greenhouse. She joined the Agri-Services team in June 2020 and has spent the last few years understanding the scope of protected production here in Nova Scotia. Talia is excited to continue to strengthen the resource bank, knowledgebase and community surrounding protected production across the province.
This event is being held as part of the On-Farm Climate Action Fund (OFCAF) program. The goals of the program are to encourage on-farm sequestration of carbon and reduction in greenhouse gases through the implementation of improved nitrogen management, enhanced cover crop adoption, and the normalization of rotational grazing. For more info on the OFCAF program, please visit ofcaf.perennia.ca
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